Jun 172014

Groton-Dunstable Science Technology Engineering Math (GDSTEM) has awarded its first $500 scholarship for a summer STEM enrichment program to Leah Mitchell of Groton, a sophomore at Groton-Dunstable Regional High School. Mitchell will be attending a National Youth Leadership Forum: Careers in Engineering & Technology at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia, at the end of June She was nominated for the program by her engineering teacher.

The 8-day program exposes students to different fields of engineering and offer hands-on extension activities. In her essay, Mitchell wrote that she has loved science, math and engineering for as long as she can remember and hopes the experience will help her narrow down a career path and help with the college decision process.

GDSTEM is a volunteer organization of parents, educators and community partners with the goal of promoting and supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education in Groton-Dunstable schools. For more information or to become involved, visit www.gdstem.org or email info@gdstem.org.